We’ve been hearing about the Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 update for several weeks, but, until now there were no details on when it will be released or what goodies it will bring.
Even though Google refused to comment on the matter, Sprint revealed on their support page that they will be rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for their Nexus 5 variant. Soon after the announcement the US carrier pulled out the details from their website, but posted on their Community page that they are facing issues with the new software and that the update has been put on hold. For what it’s worth, the Android 4.4.3 changelog for Sprint Nexus 5 listed Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41 support and “misc Android updates.”
In the meantime, Google updated their Edu Device Setup app and mentioned about “support for Android 4.4.3” under the What’s New section, which is a clear sign that the new firmware is on the way. When it will be rolled out exactly? No one knows for sure.
Early reports suggested that the Android 4.4.3 update will only be rolled out for the Nexus 5, as it is meant to fix some of the smartphone’s camera bug, but it seems that the rest of supported Nexus devices and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets will also take advantage of the new update.
While the Android 4.4.3 update haven’t been spotted yet on the likes of Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013, or Nexus 10, a Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition running the new firmware has passed through Bluetooth SIG.
As I was mentioning above, Google haven’t confirmed the Android 4.4.3 roll out, so there’s no official changelog available at the moment. Fortunately, an unofficial changelog for the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 has been compiled based on leaks and reports and it includes fixes for data connections, better camera focus, fixes for random reboot issues, missed call LED problems, and many more.
Anyway, you shouldn’t expect the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 to arrive with any significant interface tweaks or new features, as it’s most likely an update meant to make your KitKat-powered device more stable.